Please submit the Tour Request Form at least two weeks in advance of the tour date you are requesting. Once your tour request form is received, you will be contacted by Office of Educational Programs staff to confirm your tour. Your tour is not confirmed simply by submiting the request form, but only when you have received an email confirmation and invoice.
Tour Times: Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 am, 11 am, noon, and 1 pm.
Length of Tours: 50 minutes
Group Size: Minimum group size is 10 guests per hour. Maximum number is 65 guests per hour. Groups larger than 65 may schedule back to back tours on the same day or come over multiple days.
Chaperones: One per every ten students required.
Fees: Visits are $6 per student. One chaperone for every ten students is free. Additional adults are $8 each.
For Docent-Guided Tours: Choose the focus of your tour from the menu below. There is no additional fee for a docent-guided tour.
For Highlights of the Collections Audio Guide Tours: There is an additional cost of $2 per Audio Guide and a maximum number of forty participants per hour.
For Self-Guided Tours: Groups of 10 or more may receive our discounted group rate. To receive a group rate, one group payment is required than individual payments. Please remember that self-guided groups must also be scheduled through the Office of Educational Programs in advance to avoid overcrowding in the galleries.
Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming your tour date and time and invoicing you for payment.
The Carlos Museum announces Carlos Conversations, a series of podcasts that use works of art in the Carlos Collection to spark conversations between distinguished members of Emory’s faculty. Developed in conjunction with Antenna Audio, each podcast brings together experts from different disciplines to look at museum objects in new and unusual ways.
Voted "Best Use of New Technology for Exploring Ancient Ideas" in the 2008 "Best of Atlanta" issue of Atlanta Magazine!
Download any podcast to your iPod or any portable mp3 player, bring it to the museum and receive free admission!
The Carlos Museum offers a wide variety of public programs of interest to Emory students. For a complete listing of these programs, please see the Calendar.
The collections of the Michael C. Carlos Museum represent an important curricular resource for Emory faculty. Comprised of over 20,000 works from the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and works on paper (prints, drawings, and photographs) from the middle ages to the present, the collections offer unique opportunities to engage students in discussions about original works of art and the civilizations that produced them.
The museum encourages faculty to make use of its diverse collections, as well as temporary exhibitions, as primary resources for object-based teaching. The galleries provide an intimate setting for “out-of-the-classroom” learning. The diverse collections and exhibitions provide points of connection with a variety of disciplines as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Faculty in art history, classics, religion, creative writing, dance, anthropology, English, the sciences, and others use the museum's collections and exhibitions regularly in their teaching.
High-quality photographs of more than 1000 objects from the museum’s collection are available free of charge for teaching use through Artstor. Click here and select "Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online" from the Emory Collections section. Faculty and students may request additional photos not available in Carlos Collections Online and may request permission to publish photos in scholarly works by contacting email@example.com.
The Carlos Museum’s permanent collection galleries mirror its curatorial divisions, each overseen by a member of the staff:
Art of the Americas, Megan O'Neil
Ancient Greek and Roman Art, position open
Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, Melinda Hartwig
African Art, Amanda Hellman,
Asian Art, Elizabeth Hornor
Works of Art on Paper, Andi McKenzie
Museum staff also work with academic departments on campus to develop programs of interest to the academic as well as the Atlanta community. For a complete listing of these programs, please see the calendar.
Be sure to explore other engaging sections of Odyssey Online:
, designed for elementary students
, designed for upper elementary and middle school students.
Docent Guild lead public tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tours begin in the Rotunda on Level One of the Museum.
Docent-led tours are available for groups of ten or more by appointment. Please submit the Tour Request Form at least two weeks in advance of the tour date you are requesting. Once your tour request form is received, you will be contacted by Office of Educational Programs staff to confirm your tour.
Museum Moments is a tour designed for people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Experiencing the art of the ancient world at the Carlos Museum can spark the imagination, trigger memories, and encourage a shared experience in a beautiful setting. Individuals with mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or dementia are invited to attend Museum Moments tours with their family member or a caregiver. The tour is available at 1 pm on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. Please contact Katie Ericson at 404 727 2363 to make a reservation.
Stools for this program were made possible by a gift from Sylvia Dodson in memory of her husband, James Dodson.
Thanks to the generous financial support of the Sara Giles Moore Foundation and the Morgens West Foundation, the Carlos Museum is pleased to introduce a new multimedia audio guide to the permanent collections. The guides include fifty minutes of new material, featuring expert commentary from museum curators and Emory faculty members from a number of departments at the university. The guides, available on iPod touches, feature enhanced multimedia content offering visitors a greater understanding of the Carlos Museum’s permanent collection. For example, in the Art of the Americas section, images of whale sharks on the screen help visitors visualize the ways in which the Museum’s Chancay female effigy vessel represents the shaman transforming into the giant fish, which serves as her animal spirit companion. The guide is available for a rental fee of $3. Carlos Museum members enjoy unlimited free usage.
Times and Texts of the Bible Audio Tour
A second audio tour makes connections between the Museum's permanent collections and the Bible. Curators and faculty members from Emory University's Candler School of Theology and the Departments of Religion and Middle Eastern Studies explore objects in relation to biblical texts to enhance our understanding of the cultures out of which Judaism and Christianity developed. The guide is available for a rental fee of $3. It is included in the general audio tour rental. Museum members enjoy unlimited free usage.
The Artful Stories program is made possible through the generous support of PNC Bank and the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation.
The Office of the Provost has recognized the Carlos Museum for its commitment to innovative faculty collaborations and to public education. Read the article below and watch the video here.
However, beyond this one rare and special object, the Carlos opens up a broader treasure chest to Emory -- one intrinsically tied to the university's mission to "create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." Recognizing the importance of the museum to academic life, Emory's strategic plan, Where Courageous Inquiry Leads, focused one of its framing principles on Creativity: Arts and Innovation. That emphasis -- along with Courageous Inquiry initiatives on strengthening faculty distinction, enhancing the student experience, creating community, and religions and the human spirit -- has helped the Carlos grow even stronger in its support of academics.
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At the Carlos, our STEAM tours highlight the ways that science, technology, engineering, art, and math have been used to solve problems from the earliest civilizations through to today helping students engage with enduring questions and new solutions.
Archaeology (All Grades)
As they explore the galleries, students learn about pioneering archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon and the development of stratigraphy at the ancient site of Jericho. They will learn about methods of archaeologists use to analyze artifacts once they have come out of the ground, from drawing, x-ray, chemical analysis, carbon-14 dating, and other scientific techniques that contribute to understanding of material culture.
The Science Behind Art Conservation (Appropriate for Fourth Grade through High School)
The Michael C. Carlos Museum welcomes homeschool school groups to explore the Museum's collections and special exhibitions with members of the Museum's Docent Guild.
To schedule a guided tour, download the new Tour Reservation Request Form, which can be filled out and returned to the Museum by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 404-727-4292. After typing information into the form please click the SAVE button at the end of the form.
Once your tour request form is received, you will be contacted by Office of Educational Programs staff to confirm your tour. Your tour is not confirmed simply by submitting the request form, but only when you have received an email confirmation and invoice.
At left, Ani and his wife Tutu enter the assemblage of gods. At cen
ter, Anubis weighs Ani's heart
against the feather of Ma`at, observed by the goddesses Renenutet
and Meshkenet, the god
Shay, and Ani's own
. At right, the monster Ammut, who will devour Ani's soul if
unworthy, awaits the verdict, while the god Thoth prepares
to record it. At top are gods acting
as judges: Hu and Sia, Hathor, Horus, Isis and Nephthys, Nu
t, Geb, Tefnut, Shu, Atum, and Ra-
Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Michael C. Carlos Museum offers paid summer internships for Emory University students. The internship is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Interns are selected by a committee of Museum staff and faculty advisors. The internships are ten weeks in length, and students are paid a stipend of $5,000. This summer’s internships begin on May 21, though some flexibility in scheduling is possible. Deadline for applying for the Mellon Internship is February 16, 2018.
Download the Mellon Internship application here.
The Carlos Museum also offers unpaid internships, often for credit, and other opportunities for working and learning in a museum environment for Emory students. For more information about internships, contact Elizabeth Hornor by phone at 404-727-6118, or by email at email@example.com.
Our 6th grade tour focuses on cultural conflict and change in Latin America, highlighting the collision of indigenous and European powers. Students will also explore the ways that different environments and natural resources impact culture in Latin America.
Students work with first-source material as they examine historical and contemporary art from Africa and Latin America to understand better questions of religion, ethnicity, and colonialism.
World History students at the Carlos trace cultures from ancient to modern by examing objects created in the Americas, the the Mediterranean, and Africa. Students learn to read objects like texts, bringing cultures distant in time and space into the present.
AP Art History
"The 250" come to life at the Carlos where students have an opportunity to examine and analyze works of art from the cultures and time periods they study in the classroom.
Latin: Ars Longa, Vita Brevis
Since "art is long and life, short" seize the day and visit Ulysses, Menelaus, Europa, and the Emperor Tiberius in the galleries of the Carlos Museum. Discover the importance of Roman imperial portraiture and propaganda. Find images of metamorphoses and reinforce your reading with scenes from Ovid and Virgil. Explore Roman funeral rituals and translate inscription on cinerary urns. Meet Romulus and Remus and see the crucial role of archaeology in understanding objects from Roman daily life.
Need help funding transportation for a Museum visit?
A generous member of the Carlos Museum's Advisory Board has given funding to support the cost of bus transportation to the Museum for Title I schools. K-12 teachers may receive up to $300 towards the cost of bus transporation. Contact Ana Vizurraga at 404.727.4280 or firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Target provides grants that allow teachers and students to learn in all kinds of settings. To apply for a Field Trip Grant go to www.corporate.target.com/corporate-responsiblity/grants.
Do you have a desire to strengthen your skills in public speaking, group management, and storytelling? Would you like to share your love of art with others?
At the Carlos, our Student Guides learn how to do all of that and more! Once you complete training that is designed to accommodate student schedules, you will lead groups on tours through our temporary exhibitions. This year student guides will focus on our upcoming exhibition by Dr. Fahamu Pecou, DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance. Students must be able to commit to attending all training sessions, and leading tours for the duration of the exhibition.
Training and practice tour sessions for DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance will take place on Fridays from 1:00 - 2:30 pm, on the following dates: 11/2, 11/9, 11/30, 12/7, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25.
If you are interested in being a spring 2019 Student Guide, or for more information, contact Katie Ericson at 404-727-2363 or email@example.com by Friday, October 26, 2018.
DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance by Dr. Fahamu Pecou is organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, in collaboration with the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory Univeristy.
Carlos Reads offers an opportunity to read and discuss great works of literature related to the museum's collections and exhibitions in an informal, small group setting, with distinguished members of the Emory faculty as guides.
Carlos Reads discussions meet on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room on Level Two of the museum. Books may be picked up in the Office of Educational Programs on the Plaza Level between 8:30 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Please pick up the book in time to read it before the discussion.
Please do not use GPS to get directions to the museum. GPS systems provide excellent information for CARS entering campus, but not BUSES. If you must use GPS, enter Emory’s Goizueta Business School as your destination, and the directions will lead you to the correct campus entrance for BUSES.
The guides are available at no charge at the Reception Desk on Level One.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Carlos Museum is able to offer $300 per bus to K-12 teachers at schools with signifcant Title One populations. We know field trips are expensive, but bus stipends can make it possible for your students to explore the stories of civiization found in the galleries of the Carlos Museum—from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mespotamia, Greece and Rome to the varied cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, from the indigenous cultures of North and South America to the thriving cultures of India and the Himalayas. Contact Ana Vizurraga at 404-727-4280 or firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Preschool children gather to hear a story surrounded by Egyptian, Greek and Roman, ancient American, Asian or African art before looking closely and discussing related works of art, and then transitioning to the studio for a hands on activity! This free program is made possible through generous funding from PNC Bank and is available for preschool classes on Monday mornings at 10 am when the museum is closed to the general public, offering a special environment for young children to experience art, literacy, and cultures of the world.
- Maximum twenty two children per group.
- One chaperone for every five children.
- If your group has special needs, please call to discuss possible adjustments to the program.
- Space is limited, so please sign up early to reserve a space for your class.
To make a reservation for your preschool class to participate in Artful Stories for Preschools, please contact Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or email@example.com.
This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts aslo receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts. Additonal support for educational programs for children and families at the Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation, and the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund.